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If you find yourself having difficulty sleeping, stressing over every issue or unable to focus on the task at hand, you might consider adding meditation to your daily or weekly routine — it's easy to do, it's free, it takes 10 minutes a day, and it can potentially change your life. Original link Original author: Jay Thompson
James Anthony Weil Jr., 47, pleaded guilty in January of this year to robbing a real estate agent who was showing him a home in 2016. As first reported by local press, Circuit Court Judge Steven C. Frucci sentenced Weil to 38 years in prison for robbery, abduction, and two counts of use of a firearm on Monday. Original link Original author: Veronik
In the latest ploy to woo millennial homebuyers, The Kira, a luxury condo building, is offering the trendy treat to those who buy in early May. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
New York's highest state court is allowing a lawsuit against real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence to move forward, saying that establishing informed consent to dual agency requires more than a consumer's signature on a disclosure form. Original link Original author: Andrea V. Brambila
The realty gossip mill is buzzing these days with rumors about Zillow, Keller Williams and NRT. Original link Original author: Brad Inman
March Housing Minute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKf_Y2nhd0c Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
With expansion into Florida, Maryland and Tennessee, the rapidly growing home lending arm is now live in 12 states, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
The specific dollar amount that a consumer receives is based on a sliding scale. If the property is worth $150,000, the consumer will get back roughly $400, but on a $4 million property, the consumer gets back around $12,000 according to Nate Johnson, CMO of realtor.com. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
Pending home sales jumped 3.8% in March, thanks to a big dip in mortgage rates#NARPHS https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/30/pending-home-sales-jumped-3point8percent-in-march-thanks-to-big-dip-in-mortgage-rates.html via @NAR_Research @CNBC @DianaOlick Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
Pending home sales skyrocket in March, signalling a spring rebound for housing #NARPHS https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pending-home-sales-skyrocket-in-march-signalling-a-spring-rebound-for-housing-2019-04-30 via @NAR_Research @MarketWatch @ARiquier Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
RT @NAR_Research: Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, noted that pending home sales data has been exceptionally fluid over the past several… Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
#NARPHS Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
Pending Home Sales Climb 3.8% in March #NARPHS via @NAR_Research https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/pending-home-sales-climb-3-8-in-march Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Homes Sales Index rose 3.8 percent from February to March, breaking a 15-month streak of straight drops. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Annual home prices gains are showing a continued decline, according to the monthly Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index released Tuesday. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners commissioned by SOLD.com, approximately half of owners aren’t aware of the homeselling options other than hiring a traditional agent or representing themselves as a for-sale-by-owner. Original link Original author: Marian McPherson
After paying for an appraisal as part of a loan application, most buyers feel like they are done with that part of the real estate transaction. But nothing could be further from the truth. Here are four key things you should make sure your buyers understand about the appraisal process. Original link Original author: Jeff Owens
Putting sellers back in control of any part of the process is the No. 1 way to relieve their stress, which should motivate you to go all out to sell sellers on the other major benefits of getting inspections done in advance. Here are three major advantages. Original link Original author: Nicole Solari
As real estate professionals navigate the change that comes with technological disruption, one thing is certain — agents who do not focus on specialization will not survive. Original link Original author: Anthony Hitt
As a newbie to this industry, you’ve probably already realized that confidence is a key ingredient in a successful career. Real estate can be intimidating and complex, but a little self-assuredness goes a long way in making you feel like a pro. Here are five tips to help you tap into your inner big shot. Original link Original author: Elana Delafra
What does it take to create an in-depth system for training new hires to handle transactions exactly the way you would? With his agents averaging 39 annual deals, the systems set in place by Terrence Murphy are obviously working. Find out how to protect your brand, boost agent productivity and train your team during periods of growth here. Original
Keller Williams is mulling significant changes to its profit share model by removing associates from the lifelong revenue program when they jump to a competitor. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
Gary Keller has embarked on the risky journey of reshaping Keller Williams around his technology vision. The fate of the universe is not at stake, but Keller's legacy might be. Original link Original author: Brad Inman
Marriott is reportedly launching a home rental service to take aim at Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental companies as more consumers shrug off traditional hotels. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
Michael Wolf, a photographer known around the world for capturing photos of skyscrapers and high-density building layout in major cities, has passed away. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko